Friday, May 22, 2009

New Edition of MLA Handbook Arrives

The long-awaited seventh edition of the MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers, the standard style and documentation guide for millions of college students, has arrived in the Richland Library! The new edition has made many changes to MLA documentation style and has simplified guidelines for citing information found on the Web, in digital files, and graphic narratives. "The new edition builds on input from scholars, librarians, and students to create the best tool ever for writing research papers," says MLA Executive Director Rosemary G. Feal.

The Online Writing Lab at Purdue offers a quick look at some of the changes in the new edition.

NoodleTools plans to incorporate the changes in their July update. The Richland Librarians are busy updating all of our MLA handouts, our examples on our Web site, and our classes. We will begin teaching 7th edition of the MLA Handbook in the fall.

Copies of the new MLA Handbook are available for purchase at the MLA Web site.

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